Globe: We’re Helping You Out, Typhoon Victims!
Last Tuesday Globe revealed the scope of its plans to help out victims of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng. Marketed as Bangon Pinoy, Globe’s efforts to publicize the initiative also included revelations on many aspects of its recovery operations.
Aside from notable announcements that involved providing rebates to affected subscribers (landline, wireless, and broadband), the telco also made sure to emphasize the scale of Bangon Pinoy: how does spending close to P150 million to repair and upgrade equipment sound to you?. Some more specifics, courtesy of Noelle de Guzman:
- The monthly subscription fee of 100,000 postpaid customers were waived
- Prepaid customers received 1 week’s worth of free load, with amounts determined by Globe’s tracking of the prepaid accounts’ loading patterns.
- 14,000 broadband subscribers were given rebates; until repairs are complete, Globe has migrated affected broadband users to its WiMax service
- Around 1.6 million Globe customers were affected by the typhoons
Globe Tattoo spokesperson Pao de Peña also revealed a plan to increase contribution based on how much people tweet about Bangon Pinoy:
Using the #bangonpinoy hashtag, tweet pictures, videos, quotes, motivational words, and links to inspirational sites. For every tweet made, Globe and the Philippine Blog Awards will guarantee P1.00 to be spent for Ondoy and Pepeng victims.
Peña goes on to claim the following figures for his employer:
As of October 14, we’ve restored 97% of the wireless networks and 88% of the broadband networks damaged by Ondoy. We’ve also put 48% of the wireless networks and 90% of broadband networks damaged by Pepeng back up and online.
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